SAGCOT Partnership

SAGCOT partnersThe Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is a public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze responsible agribusiness investments in the country’s southern corridor. The SAGCOT Center Ltd. serves as a partnership broker and information hub among SAGCOT partners to facilitate socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable value chain investments.

SAGCOT is made up of registered partner organizations from across government agencies, private sector companies, development partner organizations, research institutions, foundations, civil society and farmer associations. SAGCOT partners have a breadth of expertise across the entire agricultural value chain, and bring a wealth of experiences in research, technology, finance, and business.

Each partner commits to a set of principles of sustainable and inclusive agriculture investment, resource mobilsation and innovative finance mobilsation so as to jointly address bottlenecks in order to create synergies and leverage private sector investments.
The Investment Blueprint showcases investment opportunities in the Corridor and lays out a framework of institutions and activities required to reap the development potential.

The implementation of partner activities is carried out in “clusters”; geographic concentrations of interrelated value farmers, agribusiness, service providers that potentially share similar support services (i.e. infrastructure transport, warehousing and extension services). A cluster approach supports individual actors to create economies of scale and enhance impact.

Partners are bound by a common vision, culture and belief in the long-term goal of collaboration to further agricultural development in Tanzania. This provides the critical glue needed for successful collaboration among such a range of diverse institutions. The common culture that binds the SAGCOT partnership extends to an agreed code of conduct and set of Partnership Principles to which all partners are required to commit.

By 2030 SAGCOT partners seek to bring 350,000 hectares of land into profitable production, help 100,000 small-scale farmers transition into commercial farming, give 420,000 formidable emploayment, lift 2 million people out of poverty, and generate $1.2 billion in annual farming revenue.

To be able to achieve this, every SAGCOT Partner is committed to engaging smallholder farmers and ensuring environmental sustainability through their activities; partnering with others to promote a harmonized approach and improve synergies; maintaining engagement, communication, and support for the SAGCOT Centre, contributing to the resolution of policy and infrastructure constraints; and considering new and innovative financing mechanisms.

SAGCOT offers many benefits to partners – most significantly, the opportunity to make a real change to Tanzania’s agricultural development and be part of a unique, game-changing initiative.

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Our updated list of SAGCOT Centre’s Partners:

  1. Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise(ACRE)
  2. Africa Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)
  3. African Grant Advisors
  4. AKM Glitters Company Ltd
  5. African Potato Initiative
  6. ASAS Dairies Ltd
  7. Bagamoyo Fruits Company Ltd
  8. Bayer Life Science Tanzania Ltd
  9. Beula Seed Company Ltd
  10. Clinton Development Initiative (CDI)
  11. CRDB Bank Plc
  12. Darsh Industries Ltd
  13. Deka Foods
  14. Diageo
  15. DOB Equity
  16. EA Fruits Farm and Company
  17. Empien Farms Ltd
  18. Farm for the Future (T) Ltd
  19. GBRI Business Solution Co. Ltd

20. Green Valley Agro Ltd

21. Guavay Company Ltd

22. Homeveg Tanzania Ltd

23. JNSA Vision Plus Limited

24. Kilombero Sugar Company Ltd (KSC)

25. Live Support Systems (T) Ltd

26. Minjingu Mines and Fertilizer Ltd

27. MORAGG Company Ltd

28. Mtenda Kyela Rice Supply Co. Ltd (MKRS)

29. National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB)

30. Njombe Milk Factory Company Ltd

31. Olivado Tanzania Ltd

32. Opportunity International

33. Pannar Seed (T) Ltd

34. Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania Ltd

35. Pee Pee Tanzania Ltd

36. Profate Investments Ltd

37. Raphael Group Ltd

38. Righa’s Safina Aqua Farming Co. Ltd (Big Fish)

39. SAB Miller/Tanzania Breweries Ltd

40. SeedCo Tanzania Ltd

41. Shambani Graduates Enterprises Ltd

42. Shambadunia Ltd

43. Southern Highlands Agricultural Development Company Limited (SHADECO Ltd)

44. Silverstreet Capital LLP

45. Sunflower Development Company Ltd

46. Syngenta International AG

47. Tamu Tamu Tanzania Ltd

48. TANSEED International Ltd

49. Tanzanice Agrofoods Ltd

50. Tomoni Farms Ltd

51. Unilever Plc

52. Yara International ASA

53. Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT)

54. Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI)

55. Njombe Out Growers Services Company Ltd (NOSC)

56. Rice Council of Tanzania (RCT)

57. Sokoine University Entrepreneurs Cooperative (SUGECO Cooperative)

58. Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA)

59. Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA)

60. Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)

61. Tanzania Seed Trade Association (TASTA)

62. Tanzania Sugarcane Growers Association (TASGA)

63. African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

64. Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT)

65. Agriterra Tanzania

66. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

67. Building Rural Income through Enterprise (BRiTEN)

68. Department for International Development (DFID)

69. Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands

70. Faida Market Link

71. Farm Africa

72. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

73. Heifer International Tanzania

74. International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

75. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

76. International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

77. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

78. International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

79. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

80. Kilimo Trust

81. Land O’ Lakes International Development

82. Lutheran World Relief

83. Norges Vel, Tanzania

84. Royal Norwegian Embassy

85. SNV Netherlands Development Organization

86. Stitching IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative

87. Tanzania Agricultural Partnership (TAP)

88. Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TACRI)

89. Tea Research Institute of Tanzania (TRIT)

90. The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

91. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

92. United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP)

93. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

94. Vital Signs

95. Wildlife Conservation Society

96. World Bank

97. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

  • President’s Office
  • Vice President’s Office
  • Prime Minister’s Office
  • President’s Office-RALG
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Livestock & Fisheries
  • Ministry of Finance & Planning
  • Ministry of Industries, Trade & Investment
  • Ministry of Water & Irrigation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East Africa Cooperation
  • Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement
  • Ministry of Energy & Minerals
  • Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
  • Ministry of Information, Arts, Culture and Sports


97. Government Agencies/Regulators

  • National Irrigation Commission (NIRC)
  • National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC)
  • Rural Energy Agency (REA)
  • Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
  • Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB)
  • Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA)
  • Tanzania Fertilizers Regulatory Authority (TFRA)
  • Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA)
  • Tanzania Meat Board (TMB)
  • Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institution (TOSCI)
  • Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI)
  • Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA)

98. Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA)

99. National Insurance Corporation (T) Ltd (NIC)

100. Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)

101. Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT)

102. Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS)

103. Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB)

104. Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB)